Electrolyisis with saltwater and aluminum cathode

Oct 2018
17
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Zimbabwe
I'm doing an electrolysis experiment using table salt, distilled water, and aluminum as my anode (bought it from brumer.com). After putting a current through it, bubbles start to form. I know I'm producing Hydrogen and Chlorine gas, and creating Sodium Hydroxides and other Aluminum Hydroxides. Now, my water has turned very cloudy and yellow. What could it be?
 
May 2015
24
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Houston, TX
Yellow chlorine dioxide (ClO2) gas above a yellow chlorine dioxide solution. Solutions of pure chlorine dioxide are dark green: this solution is yellow due to impurities produced from its photodecomposition. See image under Chlorine Oxides => https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorine